Marzia Cavriani is a PhD student in History at the University of Pisa with a research project on the study of administrative storage and redistribution practices in the public sphere in Middle and New Kingdom Egypt. She graduated from the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum in Egyptology with a thesis entitled “The djed pillar in ancient Egypt”. In 2016 she graduated in Archeology and Cultures of the Ancient World at the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum with a thesis in Ancient Near Eastern Archeology and Art History entitled “Urban and extra-urban fortresses in Egypt and in the Levant between Bronze Middle and Late Bronze Age: architectural typologies and functional articulations “. In 2019 she graduated from the Specialization School on Archaeological Heritage of the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum with the specialist thesis in Egyptology “Fortifications to the limit: the role of Fortresses in controlling the Imperial Peripheries during the Middle and New Kingdom”.
As for field research, she has worked within international archaeological missions. From 2013 to 2020 she is a member of the Turkish-Italian archaeological mission of Karkemish (University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum, Koç University of Istanbul) in Turkey. In Egypt, from 2017 to 2019 she was part of the team of the Ayn Soukhna mission (Sorbonne Université, Paris IV), and in 2017 she participated in the French mission of the Sedeinga necropolis (CNRS, Center National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Sudan. Since 2018 she has been a member of the archaeological mission at the Tell el-Amarna site (Cambridge University) with the project of recovery and study of the Great Aton Temple.